Computer Science and Computer Engineering Graduate Degrees

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Research Areas and Faculty 

Faculty in this area are exploring the origin of life, the functions of biological systems, and the creation of complex materials. They have also provided inspiration for the design of artificial self-assembling systems, especially those that are directed algorithmically and can compute using bio-molecules such as DNA. Read more>>

Research Faculty

Dr. Matthew Patitz
patitz@uark.edu

Research in this area focuses on the protection of data and restoration of non-trusted data. This is achieved by concentrating on fraud detection in social networks, data mining and privacy, and big data analysis. Read more>>

Research Faculty

Dr. Xintao Wu
xitnaowu@uark.edu

Dr. Brajendra Panda
bpanda@uark.edu

Faculty in this area are developing next-generation computer system infrastructures. They are investigating more efficient specification and verification methods, modeling abstractions, HW/SW co-design, operating systems, high performance parallel and energy efficient architectures for internet and embedded systems.Read more>>

Research Faculty

Dr. Yarui Peng
yrpeng@uark.edu

Dr. Miaoqing Huang
mqhuang@uark.edu

Dr. David Andrews
dandrews@uark.edu

Faculty in this area focus on mobile computing/networking systems, smart grids, cyber-physical systems, big data and cloud computing. Faculty also focus on the security of big data, data recovery in case of a cyber-attack, Insider Threat detection and mitigation, and computer forensic. Read more>>

Research Faculty

Dr. Qinghua Li
qinghaul@uark.edu

Dr. Brajendra Panda
bpanda@uaex.edu

Dr. Jia Di
jdi@uark.edu

Dr. Xintao Wu
xitnaowu@uark.edu

Faculty in this area design digital integrated circuits for ultra-low power systems, extreme environments, and security.

Research Faculty

Dr. Jia Di
jdi@uark.edu

Faculty in this area are pioneering new technologies to enable next generation games, digital entertainment, virtual worlds, and virtual cultures. Read more>>

Dr. Matthew Patitz
patitz@uark.edu

Faculty in this area focus on four key areas of networking and distributed systems- RFID-enabled systems, renewable energy driven systems, mobile social systems, and mobile and wireless networking. Read more>>

Dr. Qinghua Li
qinghaul@uark.edu

Faculty in this area research computer architecture and programming models to develop high-performance computing with acceleration technologies such as GPU, FPGA, and Intel MIC.

Research Faculty

Dr. Miaoqing Huang
mqhuang@uark.edu

Faculty in this area focus on computer-aided design, analysis and optimization for emerging technologies and systems.

Research Faculty

Dr. Yarui Peng
yrpeng@uark.edu

Research Center

Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute

Arkansas Security Research and Education Institute

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Center for Information Security and Reliability

Center for Information Security and Reliability


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The Institute for Advanced Data Analytics

Institute for Advanced Data Analytics

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J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence

J.B. Hunt Innovation Center of Excellence

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Degrees Offered 

Master's of Science in Computer Engineering
Master's of Science in Computer Science
Doctorate of Philosophy in Engineering
Doctorate of Philosophy in Computer Science

Master's Program Length 

Coursework and Thesis: 
Coursework: 24 hours
Thesis: 6 hours 
Coursework only:
33 hours 

Ph.D. Program Length 

From B.S.: 
72 hours, including Doctoral Dissertation 
From M.S.:
42 credit hours, including Doctoral Dissertation 

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline:
Fall: January 15 
Spring: October 1 
Regular Deadline:
Fall: May 1 
Spring: October

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